ECG features of posterior myocardial infarction (PMI) with some ECG examples. Learn how to diagnose this life-threatening condition.
Anterior STEMI usually results from occlusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery and carries the poorest prognosis of all infarct territories
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ST elevation primarily localised to leads I and aVL, usually associated with reciprocal ST depression and T wave inversion in inferior leads
Sgarbossa's rule, proposed for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the presence of left bundle branch block. Sgarbossa Criteria can be used to assist in determining which patients with LBBB are having an AMI.
65 year old male who was brought to the Emergency Department following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
53 year old male presenting with central chest pain for 2 hours, ongoing at time of recording. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
60yr old male who had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Return of spontaneous circulation was attained prehospital. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
A 74 yr old patient presents to the ER having suffered several episodes of chest pain over the preceding 24 hours. Describe and interpret his ECGs. LITFL Top 100 ECG
A 64 year old man attends the ED after developing chest pain radiating to the jaw and right arm while playing tennis. The pain has now been present for nearly half an hour and continues unabated. Describe his ECG
STEMI is a type of acute coronary syndrome that requires emergency reperfusion therapy. Definition and assessment of STEMI is described in Acute Coronary Syndromes
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred emergency reperfusion strategy in most cases of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)